Maxim Matlakov vs Levon Aronian: World Cup 2017

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Maxim Matlakov vs Levon Aronian: World Cup 2017
World Cup 2017 Tbilisi GEO, rd 3, Sep-10
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation (D35)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cd5 Nd5 5. e4 Nc3 6. bc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Bc4 Qc7 10. Qe2 a6 11. a4 cd4 12. cd4 Bd7 13. O-O Rc8 14. Bd3 Ba4 15. d5 Nd7 16. e5 ed5 17. e6 Nf8 18. ef7 Kf7 19. Nd4 Bf6 20. Bh7 Qe5 21. Rb7 Bd7 22. Qg4 Qd4 23. Rd7 Nd7 24. Qd7 Be7 25. Re1 Qe5 26. Bd2 Rd8 27. Qg4
1-0

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Please watch: “Tactics were flying in an amazing game which had a comical ending”

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30 thoughts on “Maxim Matlakov vs Levon Aronian: World Cup 2017”

  1. There were several tactical motifs in the opening and early middle game that resembled the Semi-Tarrasch Variation of the QGD, in which White gets an "ideal center" and Black attempts to play against it. Matlakov's treatment was both refreshing and effective. I'm going to study this one.

  2. Very complex game ..How black 's queen side rook remained passive throughout the game proved to be one of the decisive factors for Aronian …

  3. I , along with most of my club members , would have snatched the Q in glee , then would have worn out handkerchiefs in grief for greedy idiocy…wonderful , complex affair.

  4. Lol did he ever email you back? Mato, you're a funny dude indeed, and your chess videos are informational but not super long and full of unnecessary explanations. Basically I'm saying love your chess vids! Thank you for the great uploads!

  5. I once checkmated my friend with a rook on 8th rank after he got my queen and most of my pieces. After that he turned silent for 5 minutes… staring at the chessboard with disbelieving face.

  6. Waiting on today's game, so am watching this game and few others.
    Having haters means you doing something right and that's the reason for 6 dislikes.
    I've noticed many chess channels do copycat ting Mato.
    Greeting from Louisiana MATO.

  7. What a great game, thank you Mato. They way in which these grand masters think about the "killer moves", amazing and frightening at the same time.

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